Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Hunt Devotional App

Family devotions for Easter?

There's an app for that!™

From the Developer: EasterHunt is an interactive family devotional app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. EasterHunt is designed to help parents lead their children to the Gospel by using simple games and devotionals. EasterHunt works by allowing the child to play a game where he or she must find and then open an egg to receive a "treasure". The treasure that pops out of the egg is a children's illustration that gives a visual theme for the devotional for that day. Then you, the parent, can take over and guide your child's heart by reading the devotional as your child listens. Our hope is that parents will use this app to take time to connect with their children in a fun, but meaningful, way this Easter.

EasterHunt is designed to be used as a tool to engage your children in the story of Easter, but the key is that you, the parent are always in control. All the games are designed so a four year old can play them, and yet the games are engaging enough to be played over and over again, even by older kids. The games are all designed to be played well within the attention span of a toddler, which enables you to teach your children about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ using the devotional as a launching point. By the way, the devotional text is short, and to the point. The devotional is written in narrative style to capture the attention of young children, which enables you, the parent, to stay in control of the Gospel discussion with your family.

There's a very special treat for those that complete EasterHunt to the last level- they get to visit the empty tomb on Resurrection Day! Enter into a 3D model of the empty tomb on your iPad or iPhone / iPod Touch and talk with the angels who will tell you that "He is not here, for He is risen!"

He is risen indeed!

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My Take:
This app is a nice little game that goes through the Easter story in devotional form.

My three-year-old daughter liked finding the eggs, and she could also do most of the mini-games. I'm sure older kids would be able to do it just fine, but it might be a little too easy. It would probably also be easier to play these games on an iPad. Sometimes my iPod  Touch would not let me play the games correctly

The devotionals were thorough and could be done one at a time leading up to Easter or all at once. The wording was over the head of my three-year-old -- probably more suited to six- or seven-year-olds -- and was fairly intense, as devotionals surrounding the death of Christ will be.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity and Sqare Smith for a free download of this app for review.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Sqare Smith and Litfuse Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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